Author Archives: Bill Talbot

Bill Talbot is the ITAM/SAM Evangelist for Aspera Technologies

The Ideal IT Asset Manager

I attended a funeral recently for a friend of mine. This friend grew from a customer and business colleague (with an awesome perspective) to a person that drove many collective adventures with me. Adventures that were primarily business focused; although sometimes they did include socializing at conferences, attending minor league baseball games, and/or taking a day off for bourbon tours ...

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Fits like a Glove: Top 10 Must-Do’s for your SAM Program

Over the years, I’ve seen the good, the bad and the ugly from many SAM solutions. Using the lessons I’ve learned as a guide, I’d like to help you identify the best solution for your enterprise SAM needs – and avoid unnecessary mistakes along the way. 1. Identify your executive sponsor. As an asset or software asset manager, sometimes we ...

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What is Your ITAM Mission? – A Template

By Bill Talbot, Hewlett Packard Software ITAK V7 I10 In my vast experience, I have seen many ITAM initiatives either stall or fail.  Even when traveling to clients around the globe, I found similar results based on the initiative losing momentum because the team members were unaware of “what to do.”   As they reached out to me for help, I ...

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